This superduo ice cream beaded box is fun to make. The finished box measures about 5″ high and 2.5 ” wide. I completed the design with a triangular holder to support the ice cream cone.
You are going to need Superduos in brown for the ice cream cone and cream for the ice cream. I chose to use silver for my base, but you can use a different colour if you prefer.
You will also need size 11 and size 8 seed beads.
Choose your favourite beading thread, but make sure it is something that will give you good tension. The tension is critical to creating a stable box. These are all self-supporting, if done right! If you need some help with thread choice, check out this blog.
Experience and Techniques
This is an advanced level project. It will really help if you are already familiar with Peyote stitch. If you do need to learn, then this free tutorial can help.
You may also find it helpful if you have used Superduos before. But this isn’t essential.
The whole project uses Peyote stitch. The thread paths are very easy. You may find the ice cream technique a little tricky. But I have given you help and tips for navigating any difficulties. So, if you are less experienced and happy to push yourself, then you can certainly try this tutorial.
About the Superduo ice cream beaded box pattern
When I was making my original Triangular Superduo beaded box, I realised that the design I had created reminded me of an ice cream cone.
So, I decided to explore this idea and make some ice cream to go on the cone. Now, as you’ll see, a single triangular superduo beaded box will not stand up unsupported. But, I discovered it was simple to create a base to support this.
The ice cream is also made in Peyote stitch, but the Cellini spiral variation. So, you get to explore some variations on a theme with this design. The result is bright and fun.